Carlisle’s Ridge Reed (22), with lineman Jordan Parrish (68) by his side, scores against Franklin in the 2015 season opener. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF
Photo: Nick Graham
Photo: Nick Graham

Top returning RB’s in SWBL Buckeye

The top returning rushers in the Southwestern Buckeye League Buckeye Division from the 2015 high school football season. Teams are Carlisle, Dixie, Madison, Milton-Union, Northridge, Preble Shawnee and Waynesville.

Carlisle senior Ridge Reed and Milton-Union junior Zac Shields both surpassed 1,000 yards rushing last season. Reed led the entire SWBL in regular-season rushing and totaled 1,825 yards and 20 total touchdowns in 11 games. He also ran for 394 yards on 32 carries in a 57-36 Week 5 win at Northridge. Carlisle (6-5, 4-2), lost 41-0 to Brookville in a D-V playoff opener.

Shields was fifth overall among all SWBL rushers in the regular season, going for 1,049 yards in 192 carries, good for nine touchdowns. Milton-Union (6-5) was defeated by Greeneview 35-34 in the first round of the D-V playoffs.

Ridge Reed, sr., Carlisle: 212 carries for 1,825 yards (8.6 average); 20 total TD’s.

Zac Shields, jr., Milton-Union: 192-1,049 (5.5); 9 TD’s.

Ethan Arnett, sr., Dixie: 129-595 (4.6); 6 TD’s.

Nyles Anderson, sr., Preble Shawnee: 97-585 (6.0); 8 TD’s.

Luke Lovely, jr., Preble Shawnee: 85-526 (6.2); 6 total TD’s.

Derrick Skinner, sr., Northridge: 73-439 (6.0); 4 TD’s.

Clayton Washington, sr., Dixie: 82-429 (5.2); 3 TD’s.

Logan Bloom, jr., Waynesville: 128-423 (3.3); 6 TD’s.

Ryan Friend, sr., Madison: 46-396 (8.6); 3 TD’s.

Matt Hall, sr., Preble Shawnee: 51-368 (7.2); 4 TD’s.

Keaton Lucous, sr., Milton-Union: 68-311 (4.6); 2 TD’s.

Zayne Hart, sr., Carlisle: 48-269 (5.6); 4 TD’s.

Travis “Chili” Childers, sr., Northridge: 47-239 (5.1).

Eli Gibson, jr., Preble Shawnee: 30-219 (7.3); 1 TD.

A.J. Shockey, jr., Dixie: 48-213 (4.4); 3 total TD’s.

Adam Goodpaster, sr., Carlisle: 32-164 (5.1); 1 TD.

C.J. Clark, jr., Dixie: 42-162 (3.9); 1 TD.

D.J. Chambers, jr., Carlisle: 39-155 (4.0); 6 total TD’s.

Jake Moore, jr., Carlisle: 28-150 (5.4); 3 TD’s.

Tyler Baumgartner, jr., Madison: 26-140 (5.4); 2 TD’s.

Chase Thompson, jr., Preble Shawnee: 17-124 (7.3); 3 total TD’s.

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